Raja Shehadeh

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Occupation Diaries

book | 2012
It is often the smallest details of daily life that tell us the most. And so it is under occupation in Palestine. What most of us take for granted has to be carefully thought about and planned for: When will the post be allowed to get through? Will there be enough water for the bath tonight? How shall I get rid of the rubbish collecting outside? How much time should I allow for the journey to visit my cousin, going through checkpoints? And big questions too: Is working with left-wing Israelis collaborating or not? What affect will the Arab Spring have on the future of Palestine? What can anyone do to bring about change? Are any of life's pleasures untouched by politics?

Rebecca Ritchie manages the translation rights for Occupation Diaries

Occupation Diaries

"[Shehadeh's] heartfelt rage and frustration oscillates with Shehadeh's continuing sense of beauty, his enjoyment of his garden and his appreciation of 'how lovley life is, how dearly we should cherish it and cling to it'." Jonathan Heawood
The Observer